Fara í Víking

by Skogshallen

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Historical and Fantasy influences, it explores the concept of the destruction of ancient germanic heathen sites of worship as a spark point for the decision of vikings to go viking. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the vikings were planning raids in defence of their own heathen lands in the north which they knew would be the next targets of priests after Frisia. This album is an album of retribution and the beginning of the viking age.

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released December 30, 2016

Vidfrey : guitars and vocals
Lycaon: vocals
Raginmundr (Raymond Teefy): bass and vocals
Rohweder (Michael Rohwer): guitars

Art, creative concepts, and editing by Karisa "Vargsinn" Trigg

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Skogshallen Vinland, California

Formed in 2005 the band underwent many name changes, Vitt Varg, White Frost, until the name was changed to Skogen Sal and then finally Skogshallen to avoid being confused for a NS or Neo Nazi affiliated band. Skogshallen focuses on vikings, norse myth, and anti religion in its themes and uses medieval and folk instruments mixed with black and melodic death metal for for its sound. ... more

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Track Name: Donar's Oak
In an ancient grove
Rests the oak of Donar
known to some as thor
all would come from afar

Now come forth
to the altar
feel the force
of thors power

Gather round the tree
venerate the sacred oak
spirits we evoke
seeking wisdom of the three

now there comes the war
fought upon the mind
christians we abhore
we pay back in kind

thors oak fell
torn asunder
wrath of the
god of thunder

peace lies in the mud
donars oak the first to fall
an eagle of blood
this fate awaits you all

in our sacred grove
a church of god now stands
runes upon its wood
death upon the lands

peace lies in the mud
donars oak the first to fall
an eagle of blood
6 this fate awaits you all
Track Name: Blood On The Mountain
hear the horns resounding in the halls of valhalla
hear the sound of hammers as they fall

draw your sword and fight for glory as this night unfolds
if you run you'll surely die with stories left untold

shed their blood upon this mountain die with sword in hand
stories of your deeds shall echo all across the land

hear
the sound
of horns
the call of my brothers
raise
your spears
no tears
we go to valhalla
show
no fear
I'll fight
I'll die for my ancestors
sword
in hand
I'll shed
this blood on the mountain

Hold your head up high and toast your horns to your kindred
Hold the line of shields and think of home we may not (yet) return

charge
the field
and fight
and die now with honor
we
wont stop
for man
or the forces of nature
show
no fear
lets fight
ill die for my ancestors
sword
in hand
lets shed
their blood on the mountain

show no mercy kill your foes and send them down to Hel
there in helheim they shall rot and fall into despair
glory now in death or vengeance for your peoples woes
cut their throats and spill their blood upon the winter snows
Track Name: Úlfhéðnar
As my blood flows on the ground
making not a single sound
storm clouds gather in my mind
nightmares of a different kind

All but anger shall depart
I invoke my wild heart
Wolfish blood flows through my veins
and my life is now sustained

Now you bleed unto my claws
and your throat is in my jaws
Death is now your only friend
soon your worthless life will end

Blood upon the dusty ground
no marking stone nor funeral mound
I shall dine upon thy flesh
and lay your hollow soul to rest

The frozen light of day is gone

The silver moon is burning strong

Once threatened by your foolish plight
defeated now by wolfish might
The steps of my path now made clear
into the night i disappear

I howl up to yonder moon
my song my melody my tune
voracious i shall be tonight
for endless is my appetite

wandering the mists alone
endarkened woods I call my home
as the moon glows in the sky
my foes shall hear my feral cry

preists and men of god shall pray
that swiftly night will fade away
darkness dwells inside my heart
and for my death im not afraid

one of them i'll never be
all are weak and never free
though many men of god will try
the wolf in me will never die

DIE

as your mind cries out in vain
making sure you feel my pain
for the loss of kith and kin
holy one I am your bane

digging arrows from my flesh
and poison running through my veins
hot and heavy is my breath
i shall never fear again

running fast across the fields
wielding nothing save a sword
hacking limbs and breaking shields
i face off against the hordes

i will almost surely die
all but sealed now is my fate
hear the wolves and ravens cry
a hunger that your corpse will sate

i will take away your life
for it is our time to die
i can hear the valkyries call
now i journey to valhall

I shall dine with einherjar
feasting long into the night
covered now with battle scars
we do battle at first light

i have now become the wolf
born upon the fields of war
flames of battle shall engulf
the forests and the sandy shores

Ragnarök shall come to pass
with giant waves of burning ash
on the ground my foes shall fall
howling as i slay them all
Track Name: Song Of Death
feel
the chill
of steel
its cold to the touch
just before it steals your final breath

feel
your blood
its warm
not unlike your heart
feel it pounding deep inside your chest

HATE AND ANGER
born upon the field of battle
UNFORGIVING
unrelenting ever taking
NO SURVIVORS
everyone must surely die
FEEL THE TOLL
FOR ONE DAY IT WILL BE YOUR TIME

feel
the world
it's cold
with winter upon us
see the mighty oak has dropped its leaves

hear
the song
of death
silent and constant
watch as it steals life from all that breathes

scream

heathen blood is laid to waste with irminsul in flames
as our idol burns to ashes heathen kin are slain

many days have come and gone our history remains
the followers of hvitekrist shall have themselves to blame

DEATH TO CHRIST
death to god and all his lies
SACRIFICE
for they are all that I despise
THEY SHALL BURN
for odin's kin they'll pay the price
THEY SHALL DIE
for odins kin we'll take their lives
Track Name: Beyond The Veil Of Miðgarðr
beyond the fields of snow
where gods and giants roam
beyond the shores of mortal seas

in ancient stories told
of dwarves and cursed gold
the realm of dreams and mysteries

we have come from far to the north
made our homes where the giants dwell
carved our runes upon the stones
where warriors died and friends have fell

it is no use to cry
even the strongest die
so let your spirit be your guide

beyond the veil of midgard
beyond the veil of life
youll see what lies inside the mind

a fire burns inside
so bright when all is lost
our bodies burned in ships shall lie

and words of deeds remain
we leave our mortal pains
our ashes cast into the sky

so let loose the tides of war
waves of blood shall ebb and flow
with every sweep of mighty oar
and every stroke a hammer blow

it is no use to cry
even the strongest die
so live your life not holding back

beyond the veil of midgard
beyond the veil of death
as embers slowly fade to black
Track Name: Into Lands Unknown
hear the ravens calling
a good omen
for journeys to come

hear the timbers falling
building ships
for lands to be won

put trust in njord
to guide us
bring our ships
safely home

no need for maps
the stars
will guide us
into lands unknown

who knows if we should fall
into the depths below
we trust in wood and steel
and in the gods of old

hear the ravens calling
a good omen
for journeys to come

hear the timbers falling
building ships
for lands to be won

put trust in njord
to guide us
bring our ships
safely home

no need for maps
the stars
will guide us
into lands unknown
Track Name: Death Or Triumph
grim of face and stern of brow
and dark in thoughts and mind
blood for blood is honors price
and in our death we find
a place where we can join the fight
where we can die with pride
in valhall my place awaits
a seat at odin's side

draw your swords and raise your shields
for now we go to war
the deaths of our foes await upon a foreign shore
we will claim their lives as payment for their vicious crimes
death or triumph now awaits as Odin prophesized

hardened hearts as hard as steel
and cold as winter's frost
the tears of rage are frozen cold
for the countless friends we've lost

we arent ones to keep a grudge
but we've an axe to grind
we will kill your men of god
none shall be left alive

draw your swords and raise your shields
for now we go to war
the deaths of our foes await upon a foreign shore
we will claim their lives as payment for their vicious crimes
death or triumph now awaits as Odin prophesized

we shall brave the fiercest storms
upon the mighty sea
if we fall from our ships
we'll find our destiny
death is but the price of life
and living should be free
but since you have slain our kin
your life shall shorter be

draw your swords and raise your shields
for now we go to war
the deaths of our foes await upon a foreign shore
we will claim their lives as payment for their vicious crimes
death or triumph now awaits as Odin prophesized
Track Name: We Will Never Forget
We will never forget where we came from
We will never forget where we've been
We will never forget all the battles we've fought
And the bloodshed and death that we've seen

We will never forget what we've all sacrificed
To get us to where we now stand
We will keep on protecting what's rightfully ours
We will cut down our foes with the swords in our hands

well march through the forests the valleys and hills
to win back our ancestral home
well cut off their heads and we'll thrust them on spikes
and bring death wherever we roam

with wind at our backs and our swords at our sides
we'll conquer our final ordeal
the sound of our hearts will be louder than drums
and our fury far sharper than steel

We proudly march onward with our heads held high
to embark on our next great quest
But we haven't forgotten our roots and our past
Nor will we ever forget
Track Name: Sturmlied
Hold tight
and brace for the oncoming storm
black night
so cold you cant feel the warmth

strong winds
cresting the monstrous black waves
drop sails
or else we shall sail to our graves

Sturmlied
Sturmlied

lightning
splintering masts as it arcs
Thunder
echoing deep in the dark

Hail Njörd
heave to and pull out the oars
row forth
fearless we ride out the storm

Sturmlied
Sturmlied

Behold
and witness the power of thor
be bold
and sing with me the song of storms

Listen
and watch and as he hammers the sky
not long now
its three days as the raven flies

Sturmlied
Sturmlied
Track Name: For Irminsul
from frozen north we came
adorned in skins of wolves
for vengeance of our slain
and for our irminsul

you shall beg for your lives
and some shall beg for death
but we are dead inside
and we feel no regrets

tread
the shallow waters
till
the sandy shores
for
our sons and daughters
we are strong

bleed
the monks and priests
for
we are now beasts
wolves
for vengeance
and for irminsul

tread
the shallow waters
till
the sandy shores
for
our sons and daughters
we are strong

bleed
the monks and priests
for
we are now beasts
wolves
for vengeance
and for irminsul

we rode the endless tide
from frozen fjörds of home
and as the raven flies
the seeds of fate are sewn

hail Vidar god of vengeance
we offer sacrifice
the blood debt shall be paid
a life paid for a life

tread
the shallow waters
as
they flow with blood
for
our sons and daughters
we are strong

hear
the screams and cries
as
the christians die
slain
for vengeance
and for irminsul

led
as lambs to slaughter
as
we dance and sing
hail
to the allfather
accept our offering

Hail
to mighty freja
and
the valkyries
we
give you our slain
and our victory

from frozen north we came
adorned in skins of wolves
for vengeance of our slain
and for our irminsul

you shall beg for your lives
and some shall beg for death
but we are dead inside
and we feel no regrets
Track Name: Weregild
On the day we landed
we saw perched on a hill
their wretched house of worship
for Odin blood shall be spilled

we stormed, in uninvited
we tore their flesh from their bones
the blood flowed like a river
to the raging seas below

Heed our words
and run into the night
our swords
will shine so bright as we split
your skulls
and blood eagle your corpse
die now
and feel our revenge

We sliced off their heads
And hacked them to shreds
And left their great kingdom to burn

We took all their wealth
Left them in poor health
And then, to our home we returned

There was a great feast
With music and mead
As we drank to our great victory

in your books youll write
of the day, your holy house burned
the coffers all were looted
and all your prayers were ignored

your god shall play no part
we'll suffer his clergy no more
all youll receive is an axe to the face
or the business end of my sword

Heed Our song and
know your time has come
we stand strong
and not afraid to fight
for our homes
youll pay with your life
taste our steel
and feel our revenge
Track Name: Hacksilver
the house of god is raided
and inside is silver and gold
all we loot shall then be traded
the cross could not be sold

we will throw it in a sack
and pry the jewels from its hold
with our axes we will hack
and all the pieces will be sold

melting down your artifacts
and from the silver something new
splitting hvitekrist in half
now your god is hewn askew

Hacksilver

watch as god is torn apart

Hacksilver

melted down to make our art

Hacksilver

hvitekrist is split in two

Hacksilver

i'll sell his legs to pay for food

holy relics of your church
strewn about upon the floor
bones of saints lie on the ground
next year we come back for more

we will take what we can hold
all thats not nailed down is sold
hacked in half to pay our debts
some with silver some with gold

we have left your church to burn
as we sail to sea
for your silver we return
and it all shall be

chopped in half and weighed on scales
raiding you is good for sales
churches filled with gold and silver
left unguarded without fail

we shall never have our fill
we hunger for your silver still
christ shall join my treasure horde
or at least his torso will


Hacksilver

watch as god is torn apart

Hacksilver

melted down to make our art

Hacksilver

i sold that cross for ale and mead

Hacksilver

my bar tab paid with christian greed

Hacksilver

melted down to make our art

Hacksilver

watch as god is torn apart
Track Name: Many Returns
we had come to pay our dues
and silver we brought home
for the wealth of foreign lands
a hunting we will go
stealing land you left us all
to scratch a living off stones
like a tyrant you shall fall
and we will claim your throne


now
the time has come
for
it has begun
die
and welcome the new age
death
is coming fast
glory
foreverlasts
blood
is spilled on a new page
born
to kill and raid
we
are unafraid
staying at home's for the weak
and
forevermore
for
odin and thor
you can expect from us
many many returns

see how the drakkars rise and fall
upon the roaring sea
courage and strength in body and mind
for fortune favors the free


useless prayers
you only waste your breath

were ravenous and hungry for your blood

on your knees
a perfect height for death

or run away like the cowards that you are

we have come
to make your land our own

in recompense for all that you stole

you should run
you cant unburn our home

this land shall be forever ours

through this land we tore a path
and each year we return
men of god shall face my wrath
every church shall burn
every village that we take
we claim as our land
fighting us was your mistake
now die by my hand

see how the drakkars rise and fall
upon the rolling sea
courage and strength in body and mind
for fortune shall favor the free
victory found when honor is won
as odin fortold in my dreams

see how the drakkars rise and fall
upon the rolling sea
courage and strength in body and mind
for fortune shall favor the free
victory found when honor is won
as odin fortold in my dreams
Track Name: Der Grimmig Tod Mit Seinem Pfeil
Der grimmig Tod mit seinem Pfeil
Tut nach dem Leben zielen,
Sein Bogen schießt er ab mit Eil
Und läßt mit sich nit spielen;
Das Leben schwind't
Wie Rauch im Wind,
Kein Fleisch mag ihm entrinnen,
Kein Gut noch Schatz
Beim Tod find't Platz:
Du mußt mit ihm von hinnen.

Kein Mensch auf Erd uns sagen kann,
Wann wir von hinnen müssen,
Wann kommt der Tod und klopfet an,
So muß man ihm aufschließen.
Er nimmt mit G'walt
Hin Jung und Alt,
Tut sich vor niemand scheuen:
Des Königs Stab
Bricht er bald ab
Und führt ihn an, den Reihen.

Vielleicht ist heut der letzte Tag
Den du noch hast zu leben;
O Mensch veracht' nicht was ich sag:
Nach Tugend sollst du streben!
Wie mancher Mann
Wird müssen dran,
So hofft noch viel der Jahren,
Und muß doch heint,
Weil d'Sonn noch scheint,
Zur Höll hinunter fahren.

Der dieses Liedlein hat gemacht,
Von neuem hat gesungen,
Der hat gar oft den Tod betracht,
Und letztlich mit ihm g'rungen.
Liegt jetzt im Hohl,
Es tut ihm wohl,
Tief in der Erd verborgen.
Sieh auf dein Sach,
Du mußt hernach,
Es sei heut oder morgen.
Track Name: Krummavísur
Krummi svaf í kletta gjá, -

kaldri vetrar nóttu á,

verður margt að meini;

fyrr en dagur fagur rann

freðið nefið dregur hann

undan stórum steini.

Allt er frosið úti gor,

ekkert fæst við ströndu mor,

svengd er metti mína;

ef að húsum heim ég fer,

heimafrakkur bannar mér

seppi´ úr sorpi´ að tína.

Öll er þakin ísi jörð,

ekki séð á holta börð

fleygir fuglar geta;

en þó leiti út um mó,

auða hvergi lítur tó;

hvað á hrafn að éta?

Á sér krummi ýfði stél,

einnig brýndi gogginn vel,

flaug úr fjalla gjótum;

lítur yfir byggð og bú,

á bæjum fyrr en vakna hjú;

veifar vængjum skjótum.

Sálaður á síðu lá

sauður feitur garði hjá,

fyrrum frár á velli.

?Krúnk, krúnk! nafnar, komið hér!

krúnk, krúnk! því oss búin er

krás á köldu svelli?.